Sheffield Night of Honour 2011: Paying tribute to unsung heroes - VIDEO

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THEY may have been unsung before - but everyone knows who they are now.

Some of the priceless carers, the secret angels, community organisations and those who give hope to children, got their names up in lights at Sheffield’s Night Of Honour at the City Hall.

Sheffield's Night of Honour:  Host Loiuse Davies with Jan Cooper, winner of Sheffield's Best Secret Angel Award.

Sheffield's Night of Honour: Host Loiuse Davies with Jan Cooper, winner of Sheffield's Best Secret Angel Award.

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Around 1,500 people turned out to to pay tribute to the tireless workers who normally fade into the background.

People like Jan Cooper who won the Secret Angel award for her work for the charity Look Good, Feel Better which helps women affected by cancer to look their best and build up their self esteem.

Described as a warm and generous person who’s always smiling, she was certainly beaming after she stepped off stage with her award.

“It’s fantastic,” said Jan.

“I did not think I would win this. I work with the most fantastic group and without them I would be nothing. It’s all down to them and a very patient husband that I got this tonight. It’s for all of us.”

Earlier mistress of ceremonies Louise Davies teased acting South Yorkshire Chief Constable Bob Dyson about looking like Bradd Pitt and BBC sports presenter Dan Walker who joked about holding the world record for press -ups - then gave us half a dozen on stage to prove he wasn’t entirely kidding.

Sheffield Assay Master Ashley Carson made the award to the Community Organisation Of The Year - the winner was the Woodthorpe Development Trust and the entire team went up on stage - all but one.

“This award is for Karl Barton our manager who passed away suddenly not long ago and we dedicate this to him,” said Larry Angel MBE, Chairman of the Woodthorpe Trust, a community-owned development company on one of Sheffield’s most disadvantaged estates.

Earlier the night got off to a flyer when Lois Freeman and The Hope City Theatre Company gave us an Adele medley and ended their set telling us we could have it all.

Richard Worrall has just about done it all and won Lifetime Achievement Award for having a go. At the age of 87 he is still running marathons as he has beenn since he was 20.

Mitchell Mason, just 10 years old, was named Champion Child. He learned to walk and talk again after being seriously injured when he was hit by a car.

The Investor In Children award went to Michelle Fudge whose anti-bullying campaign in Rotherham has changed the lives of countless kids - and Michelle has some radical ideas on combating bullies and helping them beat their own problems.

“It’s fantastic to win an award like this,” said Michelle.

“I want to bring in an anti-bullying expert called Mr Scary whose techniques are fantastic.

“He actually helps the bullies to stop their bad behaviour and helps those who are being bullied to find ways out of their fears.”

Customer Care Award winner Louise Owen was thrilled to win for her work at the Apollo Unit at Maltby Police Station which helps victims of sexual assault. “You don’t think about this when you are doing your job but it’s nice to be recognised,” she said. “Sometimes we have to be patient but when people respond it’s so rewarding to have been able to help.”

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